Leading global hearing company, Starkey Hearing Technologies, based in Hazel Grove, Stockport is holding a tinnitus event to mark Tinnitus awareness week.
Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing a sound in the absence of any external sound and is widely described as ‘ringing in your ears’. Tinnitus affects every person differently. This includes how it sounds, how annoying it is, or how debilitating it can be. You might hear different types of sound, for example ringing, buzzing, whooshing or humming.
Tinnitus is very common. About 30% of people will experience tinnitus at some point in their lives. Coping with tinnitus in the workplace can be particularly frustrating and it’s often difficult for people to know where to go for help.
Anyone interested in learning more about tinnitus is invited to drop in to Starkey for advice and information on ways to a manage tinnitus. Starkey experts will be on hand to carry out a hearing evaluation and otoscopy which will allow visitors to take a look inside their ear using a small camera. There will also be advice about the benefits of using hearing protection to help protect against and manage tinnitus.
Sue Falkingham Audiologist at Starkey Hearing Technologies said: “There is a frequent misconception that tinnitus cannot be helped. Whilst it’s true there are no cures for tinnitus there are a number of solutions that allow sufferers to take control of and manage their tinnitus to provide relief from this frustrating condition”.
The Starkey tinnitus event will take place between from 10am-2pm on Tuesday 7th February at Starkey Hearing Technologies, William F Austin House, Bramhall Technology Park, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 5BX.
Anyone who suffers from or has a loved one affected by tinnitus is invited to pop in for a coffee and a chat with our friendly team. Contact 0161 483 2200 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tinnitus Awareness Week (TAW) is an annual event which is taking place from 6-12 February, run by the BTA (British Tinnitus Association). The aim is to raise awareness of the condition and the options available to help people manage their tinnitus.
Starkey Hearing Technologies is one of the world’s largest hearing technology companies and a known-leader in the design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital listening systems. Headquartered in Minneapolis, USA, Starkey employs over 4000 staff in more than 20 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, and North America.